Nahdlatul Ulama and the Struggle for Power Within Islam and Politics in Indonesia
"This is the most comprehensive account of the internal dynamics of the young intellectual generation of NU advocating for pluralism and democracy within Islam in Indonesia, during Gus Dur's leadership of PBNU. Because of the author's unique vantage point, her sometimes sharp criticism of this movement and its internal dynamics is extremely useful to those who continue to advocate for reform, within NU and in Indonesia generally." - Ahman Suaedy, Executive Director, Wahid Institute, Jakarta "Robin Bush provides an authoritative, insightful and engaging account of the political and intellectual world of Nahdlatul Ulama. She carefully analyses the tumultuous and often tangled dynamics within NU from the 1980s to the post-Soeharto period and unearths deeper historical and cultural resonances in explaining the organisation's outlook and actions. This is a valuable work for anyone seeking to understand contemporary Islamic politics in Indonesia." - Greg Fealy, Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Indonesian Politics, Australian National University, Canberra
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Abdurrahman Wahid Achmad activities agenda alama Amien Rais Anam Ansor argued Bisri Bruinessen 1994 Chapter civil society discourse civil society movement Committee conﬂict congress critical democracy democratic discussion Dutch East Java Effendy elections established Fatayat Fealy Feillard 1999a formal politics Golkar Gus Dur Habibie Hasyim ICMI Idham Chalid Institute intellectuals Islam in Indonesia issue Jakarta Khittah 26 decision kiai Kompas Lakpesdam leaders leadership Lembaga LKiS Marijan Mas’udi Masyumi Matori Abdul Djalil mazhab Megawati modernist modernist Islam modernist Muslims modernist—traditionalist modernists and traditionalists Muhammad Muhammadiyah Muktamar Munas Muslim Muslimat Muzadi Nahdlatul Ulama NU’s NU’s civil society NU’s political official organization Pancasila participation PBNU personal interview pesantren pluralism political Islam political party politicians Poros Tengah position Qur’an reformasi regime relationship religion religious Republika role santri scholars Situbondo social Soeharto Soekarno stance Syuriah Tanfidziyah vote Wahab Wahid’s presidency women’s Yusuf